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From the USIP website:
- Liane Martindale is a program officer in the Institute's Professional Training Program. She has broad international development and training experience in the Balkans, Russia, and Central Europe. In the early 1990s, she developed an English curriculum for university students, young professionals, and senior bankers at SPUSA Language School in Prague. From 1994 to 1999, she worked as a war correspondent covering political and military events in Bosnia, Serbia, and Kosovo for NPR, CBS News, San Francisco Chronicle, and Sydney Morning Herald. Martindale joined the Kosovo Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2000, serving as a human rights officer. She served with international security forces and local NGOs to create a more secure environment, facilitate refugee returns, and mediate between different ethnic groups. Her articles have appeared in U.S., English, Serbian, Albanian, and Australian newspapers. Martindale earned a master of international affairs degree with a focus on human rights and a Harriman Institute Certificate on East Central Europe from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, as well as a B.A. in social sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. She also completed Arabic language studies at Columbia University.